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Government announces job protection and training schemesGovernment announces job protection and training schemes

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has today (8 July 2020) announced schemes to protect jobs and create new opportunities for training and apprenticeships. The statement included:

Job Retention Bonus a one-off payment of £1,000 to UK employers for every furloughed employee who remains continuously employed through to the end of January 2021. Further detail about the scheme will be announced by the end of July.

Kickstart Scheme a new Kickstart Scheme to create high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

Traineeships employers who provide trainees with work experience, will receive £1,000 per trainee.

Apprentices a new payment of £2,000 to employers in England for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25, and a £1,500 payment for each new apprentice they hire aged 25 and over.

Read the Chancellor's speech

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